Scores

Final

Belmont 62

(6-3, 2-0 A-Sun)

Middle Tennessee 65

(10-2, 6-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 13, 2011

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    BEL 25 3762
    MTU 34 3165

    Top Performers

    Belmont: D. Hanlen 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast

    Middle Tennessee: L. Dendy 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 65, Belmont 62

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- LaRon Dendy scored 20 points and Middle Tennessee rallied for a 65-62 victory over Belmont on Tuesday night after squandering a 13-point second-half lead.

    JT Sulton added 13 points, including a tying jumper with 2:20 remaining and a layup with 1:34 to play that put the Blue Raiders (10-2) ahead 63-62.

    The Bruins (6-3), who beat Middle Tennessee 87-84 in double overtime on Nov. 20, failed to score in the final 2:06, missing three shots and turning the ball over twice.

    Middle Tennessee led 43-30 with 16:46 left in the game, but Belmont came back to take a 50-49 lead on Kerron Johnson's layup at the 10:01 mark.

    The Blue Raiders had three times as many chances at the free-throw line in the second half as Belmont, but made just 11 of 24 to the Bruins' 4 of 8.

    Drew Hanlen scored 16 points and Johnson 15 for Belmont.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BEL
    MTU
    Points 62 65
    FG Made-Attempted 21-47 (.447) 23-46 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 16-30 (.533)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 13

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Nov 20, 2011 BEL 87, @MTU 84Recap
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